It's already been established that flare is "high luminances affecting low luminances" and that there are two types "veiling" and "ghost" (or polygonal flare)-----and, that it does not exist unless there is a lens to deliver it to the film. The flare that I may try to counteract is certainly not "ghost" flare, but the veiling kind that is going to raise density in the low zones where I don't want it. This is not unlike pre-exposure to the film that does the same thing, add density to the low zones, but with pre-exposure, it is purposeful and desired. So, reducing exposure, will reduce exposure to all subject luminances equally, I could not use the term "compression" to describe the result of reducing exposure. Too much reduction, obviously, can push important negative detail clean off the curve, but I fail to see, at the moment, where any compression of values occurs at all.
Originally Posted by Michael R 1974
Last edited by CPorter; 01-28-2013 at 10:53 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Reason: I left "veiling" out in the 2nd sentence.